possible as the notice is short, Mrs Izard is a very agreable Lady and her family amiable - we have been acquanted ever since I went up to new york - I should be very much gratified to hear that the Ladis of Alexandria shews to Ladis sevility - if they should be obliged to make any stay thair - you will find them all very agreable, Miss Izard1 has been long a friend of Nellys - do my dear Fanny have every thing as good as you can for them and put up any little thing that may be necessary for the children on the road - I send you a fashonable cap caul and Border - if you will scollop or over cast the borders it will add to their beauty -
My love and good wishes attend you and the children - I am my dear Fanny your ever affectionate
October I have not heard from the President since the eleventh. 2 From Mrs. M Washington Octr 1794
My Dear Fanny
Philadelphia November the 11th 1794
I am happy to hear by your letter of the 21st of october - that you were well and your children better except Maria and I hope the jaunt over the mountains has cured of her complaints - I do not know how my letter miscarred - I was very anxious that it should get to your hands - Mrs Izard a lady of my acquantance was going down to the federal city - and wished to see Mount Vernon in that letter I beged you to go down with them to our House - I am sorry you were out of the way as it was particularly unlucky for them - as at the time they got to mount vernon the President expected Mr Pearce was gone to the Eastern Shore - so that there was no person there that could get things for thair accomodations as I realy esteem the Laides and wished them to have every thing there as agreable as it could be -
The President returned from the westward very well - and I am in hopes that the spot that was on his face is quite gone There is not the least appearance of it to be seen now - I thank god that we are all very well - Mr Dandridge looks much the better for his trip - and is in better health than he has been for some time past - poore Billy Dandridge how does
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Publication information: Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington. Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 279.
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